Tag: Carbondale

SIU LGBTQ Resource Center hosts ‘Queersgiving’

CARBONDALE — Thanksgiving is coming up, which means eating too much food and trying our best to tiptoe around political conversations at the dinner table. For those of us with very boisterous families, it can be difficult to avoid. This is The LGBTQ Resource Center at Southern Illinois University has set up a “Queersgiving.” The…

Nobody Is Above the Law protests pop up across Illinois

CHICAGO — Protest over the firing of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Session and Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker taking over supervision of the Mueller investigation were planned across the state on Thursday. While protests nationally were coordinated by MoveOn.org, Illinois actions were organized by local groups and individuals. Protestors are concerned that Whitaker, who had…

SIU LGBTQ Resource Center hosts Gender Expression Fair

CARBONDALE — The LGBTQ Resource Center at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale hosted a Gender Expression Fair this past Tuesday. The fair was a chance for students to explore different gender expressions and exchange lightly used clothing. Students could try new styles without spending too much money and get tutorials in using make up and chest…

SIU to celebrate LGBTQ History Month during October

CARBONDALE — The Southern Illinois University LGBTQ Resource Center has released the full schedule of events for LGBTQ History Month. Events will be taking place every week and throughout town in partnership will local organizations. Oct. 1, Monday PRIDE WALK with Saluki Rainbow Network noon – 2 p.m., begins at Student Center main entrance. Flags…

Rainbow Cafe celebrates 18 years at annual gala

CARBONDALE — Rainbow Cafe will celebrate it’s 18th anniversary with a gala at the Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship on Saturday, Oct. 6. From the Facebook event: Come join us as the Rainbow Cafe turns 18! We are honoring special guests and unveiling our new logo! Saturday, October 6, 2018 6-9 p.m.; Doors Open at 5:30 p.m.…

Rainbow Cafe to host sleepaway camp in September

CARBONDALE — The Rainbow Cafe, a LGBTQ safe space in southern Illinois, will be hosting a sleepaway camp at Camp Manitowa on Sept. 15 and 16. From their announcement on Illinois Eagle Commons: RC is hosting its first ever sleep away camp at Camp Manitowa near Carbondale Illinois! September 15 and 16. The sleep over…

Southern Illinois celebrates their first Pride

CARBONDALE — Carbondale hosted the first Pride celebration in the far southern area of Illinois this past weekend, becoming the latest in the state to celebrate LGBTQ rights. Other Pride parades and festivals take place in Chicago, Springfield, Metro East, Joliet and Peoria. The Southern Illinoisan reported that hundreds turned out for a walk and…